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'''The University of Southern Mississippi''' ('''USM'''), known informally as '''Southern Miss''', is a public research university located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. It is situated north of Gulfport, Mississippi and northeast of New Orleans, Louisiana.[https://web.archive.org/web/20070218190054/http://www.hattiesburgms.com/html/travel.html http://www.hattiesburgms.com/html/travel.html] USM is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award bachelor's degree|baccalaureate, master's degree|master's, Specialist degree|specialist, and doctorate|doctoral academic degree|degrees. The university is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a "Research University" with "High Research Activity" (designation "RU/H"). Founded on March 30, 1910, the university is a dual campus institution, with the main campus located in Hattiesburg. The other large campus,...
Former namesMississippi Normal College
Mississippi State Teachers College
Mississippi Southern College
Motto| established = {{start date|1910|03|30}}
TypeState university system (United States)|Public University
Academic affiliation{{unbulleted list|American Association of State Colleges and Universities|AASCU|Association of Public and Land-grant Universities|APLU|Southeastern Universities Research Association|SURA|Oak Ridge Associated Universities|ORAU}}
PresidentRodney D. Bennett
ProvostSteven R. Moser
Endowment$116.8 Million{{cite web|url=http://endowments.com/university-of-southern-mississippi-foundation/ |title=University of Southern Mississippi Foundation Endowment Fund |publisher=Endowments.com |date=2014-06-30 |accessdate=2016-06-23}}
Students14,479 (Fall 2017)
Faculty896 (Fall 2016){{cite web|url=https://www.usm.edu/about/about-southern-miss|website=About Southern Miss|accessdate=7 February 2018}}
CampusUrban area|Urban, {{convert|300|acre|km2}}
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